crafty activity
Make a Retro Styled Electric Model Car
get crafting and making this cute car model


Calling all little designers and car enthusiasts! This month, let’s build a retro-styled electric car driven by a friendly lion. You can print out a color or black-and-white version to color yourself. Stick the printout onto cardboard, cut, fold, and assemble to create your own stylish vehicle.

Materials Needed:

  • Printable template (color or black-and-white version)
  • Printer paper (A4 size)
  • Old cardboard packaging
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors/Craft Knife
  • Colored pencils, markers, or crayons (for black-and-white version)

1: Download and Print

Choose between the colour or black-and-white version of the template below to download and print it out on an A4 piece of printer paper.

Click the download buttons below the pictures to print.

Download The Colour Version Here


Download The Black & White Version Here


get colouring

Colour Your Car (Optional):

If you selected the black-and-white version, use colored pencils, markers, or crayons to color your car and lion driver. Get creative with your designs!

2: Attach to the Cardboard

Find some old cardboard packaging to use as a base for your car model. Flatten the cardboard and ensure it’s clean and smooth. Use a glue stick to evenly apply glue on the back of the printed template. Stick the template onto the cardboard, making sure it adheres well. Smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles.

3: Cut Out the Car

Carefully cut around the edges of the car template, including the tabs. Take your time to ensure clean, precise cuts. If using thick card, a craft knife might be easier.

4: Fold & Glue the Tabs

Fold the tabs along the dotted lines, fold the tabs inward. Make sure all folds are crisp and well-defined to ensure easy assembly.

Flatten the entire car template again and apply glue stick to the tabs. Be generous with the glue to ensure a strong bond.

5: Assemble the Car

Carefully bring the sides of the car up and align them with the center part. Stick the tabs to the center part, pressing firmly to ensure they adhere well. Hold for a few seconds to secure the bond. Let It Dry: Leave the assembled car for a minute or two to allow the glue to dry completely.

Let dry


Once the glue is dry, your retro-styled electric car driven by a lion is ready to play with! Enjoy your creation and share your masterpiece with friends and family.